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Verlander reaches K milestone, helps Tigers beat Twins 6-3

Justin Verlander, sporting a scruffy beard on his 33-year-old face, chuckled when the Detroit Tigers showed a video montage of some of his significant strikeouts during a career that started more than a decade ago.

"Man, the first strikeout they showed against (Travis) Hafner I looked pretty doggone young, fresh-faced," Verlander said. "A lot of great moments along the way, and a lot of great moments here in this stadium in front of these fans. A lot great seasons. It really all brings that back to the forefront pretty quickly. Most importantly, we won."

Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help Detroit beat the...